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Johan Crous

Affinity Designer for iPad scaling to dimensions.

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I am new to Affinity Designer.

I just managed to get to work comfortly with Affinity Photo on PC. I have it since November. The Photo for iPad, I purchased about six weeks ago (when I purchased an iPad) and I manage. It is not so much different if you know Android. However, it was a learning process the learn how iOs operates.

I purchased the iPad Designer a few days ago and I am trying to get my feet wet.

 

I recently watched a video from Ian Atkinson, using Adobe Illustrate, where he place a camera photo (of a knife) on a document. He measured the length of the knife and then used a command where he states that measurement between two points. AI then scaled the document correctly. I assume he must specify somewhere what the paper size will be.

 

He then draws outlines for his leather cut list to make a pouch and accurately prints them.

 

Can this be done in Designer for iPad, or must I make two points, print and then calculates on what scale I must print and reprint?

 

I can also start a template with the right dimensions and place a ruler image as a layer and then scale the object according to the ruler?

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Hi Johan Crous,

Certainly AD can rescale images by percents or by units. But I'm uncertain about what you are asking. Can you post an URL to the Adobe method? 

I suppose you need a specific piece of printed paper or digital file with cut lines for some specific cutting/plotter application, which is something I know little about. But creating the vectors should be pretty easy.


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On 7/15/2018 at 8:56 PM, gdenby said:

Hi Johan Crous,

Certainly AD can rescale images by percents or by units. But I'm uncertain about what you are asking. Can you post an URL to the Adobe method? 

I suppose you need a specific piece of printed paper or digital file with cut lines for some specific cutting/plotter application, which is something I know little about. But creating the vectors should be pretty easy.

Yes, I include the url for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDZONrrCh64

I only want to draw cut lines for printing to the correct size on an ordinary A4 paper printer.

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There is no measurement Tool afaik in AD. But you can use a rectangle and turn snapping on. When you expand the rectangle AD on iPad shows you the dimensions.


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